User:Alexis Jazz/Naleksuh RfC
This is an annotated version of Requests for comment/Global ban for Slowking4 originally written by User:Naleksuh and annotated by Alexis Jazz. A few of the "citation needed" statements may actually be true, but these claims should not be made without a source to back them up.
Okay, so I'm not really sure if I am doing this RfC right-- it is indeed the first RfC that I have created. Please bear with me if I have formatted something wrong.
I propose a global ban due to the ongoing abuse of many Wikimedia projects spanning across decades.
Slowking4 has [been] blocked indefinitely on four Wikimedia projects, including English Wikipedia, Commons, Wikidata[Wikidata block is not abuse-related], and Simple English Wikipedia[links to block logs needed], the most recent of which[which is??] was recently[when??] and the cause for this global ban after months of abuse.
Slowking4 has his own LTA page on English Wikipedia, visible at en:Project:Long-term_abuse/Slowking4. He has been creating articles about non-notable subjects (then ignoring GNG and using his own ideasimple:Special:Diff/7093469) uploading non-free images to commons and abusing the system. He blatantly refused to cooperate with other editors simple:Special:Diff/7051744.
This alone would not be enough for a global ban, but only the tip of the iceberg. Slowking4 has repeatedly made personal attacks; sockpuppetry (he has made over 127 sockpuppets on English Wikipedia alone); and most recently a legal threat.[source does not support statement]
I have confirmed that Slowking4 meets our global ban criteria:
- The user demonstrates an ongoing pattern of cross-wiki abuse that is not merely vandalism or spam. This is indeed the truth, the issues here are not blatant/vandalism spam but strong abuse across many wikis
- The user has been carefully informed about appropriate participation in the projects and has had fair opportunity to rectify any problems. Yes, there are loads of talk page messages offering helpful friendly advice and frankly more chances than deserved, but he has not cooperated at all.
- The user is indefinitely blocked or banned on two or more projects. Doubling this amount at four.
This global ban has been a long time coming due to multiple abuses across many wikis. Every time he is indeffed on one wiki, he starts causing problems on two more. I propose a global ban in keeping with our global ban criteria due to the issues above that many have voiced about.
Based on some discussion and confusion, here are a few points that I do feel it is necessary to add here:
- The abuse here is not limited to only one or two projects. He has already been indeffed on our[four?] different wikis, with issues on even more-- concerning German Wikipedia, he uploaded images in violation of license and was blocked for it. And the same behavior of having no interest in changing was present there as well as every other project. This extends for a while. It is not just one or two projects that can be solved via local blocks.
- In addition, it should be said that 127 sockpuppets uh...a lot, to say the least. I can only think of one person who has made more. A global ban allows such sockpuppets to be globally locked as they should be (currently they are only locally blocked on a variety of several different wikis)
- While I do note the claims to productive edits on Wikisource, I do not think this is enough to consider ignoring the abuse of incivility, gaming the system, socking, and other problems[filler?] spanning across many many projects. As -revi put it: Doing one good thing doesn't invalidate 100 bad things.
- In addition, I can't say that his work at Wikisource is 100% problem-free either. It seems like the issues with copyrighted content and incivility are still there from his talk page[no link provided], and I have heard from another person[hearsay Your Honour] on this thread that he has also been socking there.
- I do not think that the edits on Wikisource alone should be enough to justify ignoring the above. However, Nosebagbear had thought of the idea of a partial ban (which I interpret to mean disallowing edits to all projects except Wikisource, globally locking his account if he violates it). Please let me know your thoughts on this as well.